Wednesday, 28 May 2014

How To Crochet A Granny Square


 Hello everyone! I've got another crochet tutorial today. Thank you for all the comments on the last one. I have decided that I am going to do a series where I show you how to do the basics but I'm still trying to work out the best way to do this. Should I do each stitch individually or a collective post? Anyway, in this tutorial I'm going to show you how to crochet a granny square. Granny squares are what most people think of when they hear the word crochet. They're really versatile and you can make so many things with them. I really love the look of blankets made up of loads of granny squares with lots of different colours. You could also make a blanket that's like a ever ending granny square. So much you can do!


You will need:

Different coloured balls of wool
5mm crochet hook
Scissors
A large needle for sewing in ends


STEP 1: Slip knot and then chain 4.

STEP 2: Slip stitch into the chain farthest from the hook to create a circle.


STEP 3: Chain 3 and then do 2 double crochets into the centre of the circle. Then chain one. The first 3 chains count as 1 double crochet so here you have 3 double crochets and a chain.

STEP 4: Repeat this 3 times and then slip stitch into the 3rd chain of your first double crochet.


STEP 5: Cut off the wool of your first colour and sew in your ends.

STEP 6: Attach your second colour of wool into one of the corner spaces and chain 3.


STEP 7: Place 2 more double crochets into the corner, chain 2 and then place 3 double crochets into the corner. Then chain 1.

STEP 8: Repeat this until you have filled all the corners. Then slip stitch into the 3rd chain of your first double crochet.


STEP 9: Cut off your second colour of wool and sew in the ends. Attach your new colour of wool into a corner. Chain 3.

STEP 10: Repeat the corner like you did in the second row so that you have 2 sets of 3 double crochets separated by the 2 chains. Then chain 1.


STEP 11: Place 3 double crochets into the gap between the corner spaces on the second row. Then chain 1.

STEP 12: Repeat this all the way around and then slip stitch into the third chain of the first double crochet.


STEP 13: Cut off the wool and then sew in your ends.

Whilst it seems complicated at first, when you get the hang of these they are super easy to do and don't take very much time. It's really worth sewing your ends in as you go because if you leave it until the end and you have a whole blanket made of them then it'll take you forever to sew them all in. You can experiment with so many different colour combinations. Also you can have as many rows as you like but after the 3rd I think it's pretty self explanatory and I didn't want this post to be too long. Happy crocheting!

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